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2023 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2023 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 6th, 2023 is the date for the 29th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, know not for just being THE natural bodybuilding competition in Iowa but also one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online […]

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2022 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2022 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

Congratulations to all the competitors at the second annual NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest!!   There was some very impressive physiques from all over that brought some serious muscle to the stage. Not just that, beautiful the atmosphere backstage was very fun and really an overall great group of athletes.   Also a big thank you […]

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2022 NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest Information

2022 NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest Information

  We are excited for the 2nd annual NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest on Aug 20th, 2022!  Below is information about the event.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates here.  The location is the Bein VenU Event Center: 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 This is a continuous format; Prejudging to […]

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BODYBUILDING SEMINAR: THE WHY/WHAT/HOW

BODYBUILDING SEMINAR: THE WHY/WHAT/HOW

There is ALOT of things that go into competing in a bodybuilding contest.  The training, diet, posing and judging just scratch the surface.  Below is a link to a seminar that Promoter Ryan Irwin put on discussing all of those things and more.  Over the 90 minutes, topics that are covered include: Prep Aspects Peak […]

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Inside The Mind Of A Giant

By Christian Royston A crowd starts to gather around a man in the corner of the gym as an unfathomable amount of weight leaves the ground. The man locks out the lift with one last triumphant yell, and the weight comes crashing back down to Earth. All the people around him cheer and give him […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

The inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest was a huge success! 2021 marked the first ever Midwest Muscle Fest and congratulations to all the competitors who made it an amazing competition! The day is all about you and there were some fantastic physiques and tough classes!  Some excellent competitors and watch for those winning IPE Pro […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

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TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Marissa Knoop How do you make a champion’s physique even more impressive?  By knowing it didn’t happen overnight and the process it took to get there.  Marissa Knoop shares her story below on her journey to win her IPE pro card at the NANBF Natural Iowa, which happened after many years […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

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